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What weight oil is the Can am all season oil? Just curious so I know what weight to check out in Royal Purple or AMSOIL. Or what should I run for the summer???
 

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Oil questions always bring out different opinions. I like the 0w-40 Amsoil. :smilietwocents:
 

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This is what is recommended in other post on this site.



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Can-Am recommends 0w-40 however IMO that is because they are sold all around the planet. I personally think that you should stick to a 40 as these motors run quite hot. As for the winter weight "w", that really depends on initial starting temperature and only affects the first few minutes of operating.

In a nut shell, the first number relates to the starting cold temperature and the second number relates to the operating temperature. Google is your friend to understand these numbers. Also, synthetics flow way better at cold starting temps.
 

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Im a fan of rotella t6 5w40 but am going to try out some 0w40 Castrol Edge on my next change. It meets all specs.
 

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From Operator Manual, emphasis mine:

Recommended Engine Oil
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For the summer season, use XPS
4-STROKE SYNTH. BLEND OIL (SUM-
MER) (P/N 293 600 121).

For all season, use XPS 4-STROKE
SYNTHETIC OIL (ALL CLIMATE)
(P/N 293 600 112).

NOTE:The XPS oil is specially formu-
lated and tested for the severe
requirements of this engine.

If not available, use 4-stroke SAE
5W40 engine oil that meets or exceeds
the requirements for API service clas-
sification SG, SH or SJ.
Always check
the API service label certification on
theoilcontaineritmustcontainatleast
one of the above standards
 

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From Operator Manual, emphasis mine:

Recommended Engine Oil
======================
For the summer season, use XPS
4-STROKE SYNTH. BLEND OIL (SUM-
MER) (P/N 293 600 121).

For all season, use XPS 4-STROKE
SYNTHETIC OIL (ALL CLIMATE)
(P/N 293 600 112).

NOTE:The XPS oil is specially formu-
lated and tested for the severe
requirements of this engine.

If not available, use 4-stroke SAE
5W40 engine oil that meets or exceeds
the requirements for API service clas-
sification SG, SH or SJ.
Always check
the API service label certification on
theoilcontaineritmustcontainatleast
one of the above standards
Almost every oil now (from a known, good manufacturer) exceeds the specs of the API SG, SH and SJ. Plus no wet clutch so no need to run an oil that is not JASO MA spec'd.
Just my $.02.
 

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Ok thanks. My bike and owners manual are 2 hours away so I didn't have anything on hand to reference and I figured I'd ask instead of googling in and getting a million results all across the board
 

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I love how Amsoil reserves the right to change additives and quality any time in any bottle. It's like buying a grab bag, never know what your gonna get. If you have run Amsoil consistently since new, it's more of a compliment to the motor manufacturer than it is to the oil. The fact is quality additives cost good money plain and simple. Let me ask you these questions.

Do XPS engineer's care if their oil works good in a Yamaha or any other brand? No

Do Amsoil engineers care if their oil's work in all brands?
Yes

If you wear a medium size t-shirt does a one size fits all shirt work well?
No

Ha Ha sorry but i love to hate on the scamsoil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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